News and articles


  1. Youth employment

    Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020,

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.

  2. News

    Baluchistan cabinet approves ban on bonded labour

    10 September 2020,


    ILO, ITC-ILO and PIPSO sign Letter of Intent to collaborate on capacity building of Pacific EBMO

    09 September 2020,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Training Centre Programme for Employers Activities (ITC-ILO/ACTEMP), and the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) have concluded a cooperation agreement to further promote a more structured, strategic and sustainable approach to capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMO) in the Pacific Islands.

  4. Multi-donor programme

    ILO/Germany programme to protect garment workers affected by COVID-19

    08 September 2020,

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is giving €14.5 million to an International Labour Organization (ILO) multi-donor programme to help garment sector workers in seven countries who have been affected by COVID-19.

  5. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries

    07 September 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.

  6. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO welcomes Singapore port’s new measures to help seafarers and ease crew rotations

    01 September 2020,

    Singapore has brought in new measures to facilitate the safe rotation of crews at its port, while protecting ships and the local community.

  7. Press release

    ILO and Government host high-level international webinar to address needs of migrant workers with in-demand skills but no certification

    01 September 2020,

    Skills experts share ‘good practices’ on how to scale up Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to secure decent work for millions of workers in global job markets

  8. Press release

    CSR and Labour Standards training returns to China

    29 August 2020,

    Seminars on responsible business conduct held by the ILO and MOHRSS aims to improve understanding of key international standards and ILO guidelines.

  9. News

    Labour migration reporting workshop for journalists now open for application

    27 August 2020,

  10. Press release

    Young people’s voice on the future of work

    27 August 2020, Online

    Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?